Chicago Bulls vs Portland Trail Blazers 1/5/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

Chicago Bulls vs Portland Trail Blazers 1/5/2021 Picks Predictions Previews
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The Chicago Bulls will compete against the Portland Trail Blazers at Moda Center at the Rose Quarter in Portland, Oregon on Tuesday, January 5, 2021, at 10:30 PM, EST.

Chicago earned their 3rd win of the season after dominating over the Dallas Mavericks in their last game in the United Center. The two rivals were tight as they equaled the score at 31-31 for the 1st quarter. Both teams countered each other with successive attacks, with Dallas owning a mere 1-point advantage at 60-59 for the 1st half of the game. Chicago doubled their efforts and garnered 59 more for the 2nd half, while Dallas only managed 48 in the same span. At 118-108, the Bulls snatched another victory to their record.

The team sank 45.9% of their shots from the floor on 39-85 attempts while making 35.1% of their 3 pointers on 13-37 shots. They only missed 3 of their free throws on 30 attempts for 90.0%. The Bulls outrebounded the Mavericks at 54-52 and had a total of 16 turnovers. The Bulls are 4th in the Central Division of the Eastern Conference with 3 wins and 4 losses.

Chicago Bulls vs Portland Trail Blazers Predictions 1/5/2021

Zach LaVine continued to impress with 39 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists, and 3 steals in the win. Coby White complimented his play with 23 points, 7 boards, and 4 dimes, while Otto Porter Jr. added 15 points, 7 rebounds, and 2 assists. Daniel Gafford came off the bench for 12 points and 5 boards. Chicago Bulls are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games and 6-14 SU in their last 20 games.

The Portland Trail Blazers dropped their 2nd game against the Golden State Warriors last Sunday at Chase Center. The team was down by 3 points in the 1st quarter of the game, with the score at 36-33. By the end of the 2nd quarter, the Warriors widened the gap at 66-54. Portland managed to add 68 points in the 2nd half while conceding 71 more to the Warriors; to get the loss at 137-122. The squad hit their FGs for 41.8% on 41-98 attempts while making 32.6% of their 3s on 14-43 shots. They averaged 78.8% for their free throws on 26-33 attempts. Portland made a total of 51 team rebounds and 12 turnovers. The Trail Blazers are ranked 2nd in the Northwest Division of the Western Conference with 3 wins and 3 losses.

Damian Lillard was Portland’s lead scorer with 32 points, 4 rebounds, and 4 assists, while CJ McCollum added 28 points, 9 rebounds, and 5 assists. The rest of the starters combined for a total of 16 points to add to the scoreboard. Enes Kanter entered the game and made 24 points, along with 12 rebounds,1 assist, and 1 steal. Portland records 3-7 ATS and 3-7 SU in their last 10 games.

Chicago Bulls VS Portland Trail Blazers. The NBA pick for the game is the Portland Trail Blazers -10. The Bulls only managed to get 3 wins in the regular season despite being pitted against weaker rivals. The team is slowing down with their scoring offenses and is not buffering their defensive departments. On the other hand, the Portland Trail Blazers were on a roll; before they were crushed by Stephen Curry in their recent game.  Despite the loss, the Trail Blazers will persevere in the next game and seek out revenge to get another victory predicted at 122-114.

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Chicago Bulls vs Portland Trail Blazers 1/5/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

NBA Starting Time: 10:30 PM, EST

Location: Moda Center at the Rose Quarter in Portland, Oregon

Date: Tuesday, January 5, 2021


NBA Odds: Portland Trail Blazers -10

NBA Totals: 233.5

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